Are you interested in a discussion about Transforming your Library? Or maybe finding out more about how you can incorporate a Reader-Centered approach to the services you provide in your library? SLANZA Central’s Term 2 AGM & PD day just touched on these ideas with a fantastic presentation from Steph Ellis.
If you are a SLANZA member then join us for our next Discussion Topic over on our Google+ Community. We will be kicking off on Sunday 11th September and running the discussion for the last two weeks of Term 3, having a break over the holidays, and then finishing off in the first two weeks of Term 4.
Not on our G+ Community yet? Jump onto our SLANZA Community Online page for more information.
Not a SLANZA member? Interested in C&YA Services & Librarianship? Information on how you can join and take part in the fantastic Professional Development we offer is available on our Membership page.
We look forward to seeing you online
SLANZA PD Team Leader
In Memoriam: Bharathi Char
It is with great sadness that SLANZA's National Executive inform our members that Bharathi Char, Library Manager at Baradene College, has passed away after a short illness.
Bharathi was a kind and generous friend and colleague, and everyone who served with her on the National Executive appreciated her presence on the committee. She happily shared her knowledge and long experience in libraries with everyone. Bharathi was an invaluable member of SLANZA’s professional development team, and played a huge part in developing our online courses.
The Auckland region will greatly miss Bharathi’s work and enthusiasm for her school and school libraries. She was a long time member of the Auckland committee and was involved in many of the professional development events Auckland held.
Our thoughts are with Bharathi’s family, and the many school staff, students and families whose lives Bharathi touched. She will be very much missed by those who knew her well.
SLANZA offers study grants each year, to those working in school library teams. Study grants are available for courses offered by an approved library education provider. We believe that continuing professional development is vital - it helps you increase the knowledge and skills you need to deliver a valued service to your school community, and it can open you up to new and exciting possibilities in the field of librarianship.
If you are thinking about undertaking Library and Information Studies next year, you may be eligible to apply for assistance. Successful applicants will receive $600 towards the cost of a paper.
The closing date for submitting study grant applications is Thursday 22nd of September 2016, and successful applicants will be notified in October.
More information about the grants, including the application form, is available here.